Period
to 5 July 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 13 11
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 1,753 4,289 4,608
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 9.95% 10.33% 9.89%
As % of the Vendors category 25.45% 25.52% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,205 3,079 3,243
Median daily rate £450 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% -
10th Percentile £213 £188 £188
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 133 133
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.63% +2.56% -
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.04 £12.09
90th Percentile £37.04 £36.67 £43.95
England median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% +5.73%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 6,889 16,807 18,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.10% 40.47% 39.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,484 11,232 12,418
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £263
90th Percentile £713 £675 £663
England median daily rate £474 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.43% +2.78% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 278 342
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.75 £12.49
90th Percentile £48.60 £51.16 £54.88
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% +8.57% +1.45%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 5 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London 0 383 £463 +1.87% 131
West London +6 75 £220 -48.24% 39
South London +7 41 £400 - 15
East London +17 40 £335 -9.59% 26
North London -3 6 £180 -50.34% 11
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 754 (43.01%) Azure
2 558 (31.83%) Windows
3 429 (24.47%) SQL
4 393 (22.42%) Active Directory
4 393 (22.42%) Finance
5 371 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
6 365 (20.82%) SQL Server
7 338 (19.28%) Office 365
8 282 (16.09%) DevOps
9 281 (16.03%) .NET
10 268 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
11 266 (15.17%) C#
11 266 (15.17%) Migration
12 250 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
13 229 (13.06%) PowerShell
14 222 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
14 222 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
15 199 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
16 198 (11.29%) Security Cleared
17 186 (10.61%) Windows 10
18 182 (10.38%) Power Platform
19 180 (10.27%) Public Sector
20 178 (10.15%) SharePoint
21 174 (9.93%) VMware
22 172 (9.81%) Windows Server
23 167 (9.53%) SC Cleared
24 165 (9.41%) Analytics
25 159 (9.07%) Power BI
26 157 (8.96%) Linux
27 147 (8.39%) Python

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 178 (10.15%) SharePoint
2 83 (4.73%) MS Exchange
3 70 (3.99%) Skype for Business
4 39 (2.22%) IIS
5 35 (2.00%) Confluence
6 32 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 27 (1.54%) Apache
8 26 (1.48%) CMS
9 21 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 17 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 14 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.74%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.46%) Apache Solr
14 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.46%) Moodle
14 8 (0.46%) SAS
14 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.40%) nginx
16 4 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 250 (14.26%) Microsoft Office
2 222 (12.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 60 (3.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 50 (2.85%) Microsoft Project
5 36 (2.05%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.51%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.46%) Camtasia
9 7 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.34%) Chatbot
11 4 (0.23%) Figma
11 4 (0.23%) InVision
11 4 (0.23%) Sketch
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
12 3 (0.17%) LibreOffice
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
13 2 (0.11%) InDesign
13 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
13 2 (0.11%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 80 (4.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.29%) Workfront
5 4 (0.23%) Endur
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.11%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.11%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 1 (0.057%) Front Arena
8 1 (0.057%) Maximo
8 1 (0.057%) RMDS
8 1 (0.057%) SAP MM
8 1 (0.057%) SAP PM
8 1 (0.057%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 754 (43.01%) Azure
2 338 (19.28%) Office 365
3 182 (10.38%) Power Platform
4 139 (7.93%) AWS
5 104 (5.93%) Dynamics 365
6 96 (5.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 93 (5.31%) PaaS
8 85 (4.85%) IaaS
9 73 (4.16%) SaaS
10 63 (3.59%) OneDrive
11 60 (3.42%) GCP
12 54 (3.08%) Azure Data Factory
13 44 (2.51%) GitHub
14 33 (1.88%) PowerApps
14 33 (1.88%) Serverless
15 24 (1.37%) OpenShift
16 22 (1.25%) Power Automate
17 18 (1.03%) Slack
18 15 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
19 13 (0.74%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 102 (5.82%) DNS
2 97 (5.53%) Firewall
3 82 (4.68%) Skype
4 56 (3.19%) SAN
5 49 (2.80%) DHCP
6 40 (2.28%) LAN
6 40 (2.28%) VPN
7 39 (2.22%) TCP/IP
8 32 (1.83%) NetScaler
9 29 (1.65%) WAN
10 26 (1.48%) Internet
11 20 (1.14%) VoIP
12 18 (1.03%) Network Security
13 14 (0.80%) Kerberos
13 14 (0.80%) PBX
13 14 (0.80%) SMTP
13 14 (0.80%) Unified Communications
13 14 (0.80%) VLAN
14 13 (0.74%) Intranet
14 13 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 365 (20.82%) SQL Server
2 159 (9.07%) Power BI
3 145 (8.27%) Data Warehouse
4 106 (6.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 96 (5.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 80 (4.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 58 (3.31%) Big Data
8 55 (3.14%) Data Lake
9 54 (3.08%) Relational Database
10 49 (2.80%) Azure SQL Database
11 39 (2.22%) MySQL
12 34 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 31 (1.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 28 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
15 25 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 24 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
16 24 (1.37%) NoSQL
17 22 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
18 21 (1.20%) Hadoop
18 21 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 146 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 92 (5.25%) JIRA
3 85 (4.85%) Visual Studio
4 80 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 53 (3.02%) Jenkins
6 47 (2.68%) Selenium
7 40 (2.28%) TeamCity
8 38 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
9 32 (1.83%) Subversion
10 28 (1.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 23 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
12 21 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (0.91%) Moq
14 15 (0.86%) SpecFlow
15 14 (0.80%) GitLab
16 13 (0.74%) Artifactory
17 11 (0.63%) Katalon Studio
18 9 (0.51%) SonarQube
19 8 (0.46%) NUnit
19 8 (0.46%) Postman
General
1 393 (22.42%) Finance
2 180 (10.27%) Public Sector
3 113 (6.45%) Banking
4 77 (4.39%) Marketing
5 68 (3.88%) Front Office
6 48 (2.74%) Telecoms
7 44 (2.51%) Law
8 42 (2.40%) Manufacturing
9 40 (2.28%) Legal
10 39 (2.22%) Retail
11 38 (2.17%) Investment Banking
12 35 (2.00%) Publishing
13 26 (1.48%) Electronics
14 22 (1.25%) Local Government
15 20 (1.14%) Advertising
16 15 (0.86%) Back Office
17 13 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
18 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
19 8 (0.46%) German Language
19 8 (0.46%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (19.62%) Developer
2 220 (12.55%) Analyst
3 185 (10.55%) Architect
4 118 (6.73%) Consultant
5 92 (5.25%) Azure Engineer
6 77 (4.39%) C# Developer
7 60 (3.42%) SQL Developer
8 59 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 59 (3.37%) Support Engineer
9 58 (3.31%) Project Manager
10 57 (3.25%) .NET Developer
11 53 (3.02%) Business Analyst
11 53 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
12 50 (2.85%) Data Engineer
13 45 (2.57%) Azure Architect
13 45 (2.57%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 43 (2.45%) Azure Developer
15 42 (2.40%) Office 365 Engineer
15 42 (2.40%) Windows Engineer
16 37 (2.11%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (16.03%) .NET
2 74 (4.22%) HTML
3 64 (3.65%) AngularJS
4 63 (3.59%) Web Services
5 58 (3.31%) ASP.NET
6 55 (3.14%) .NET Core
7 51 (2.91%) XML
8 46 (2.62%) JSON
9 41 (2.34%) .NET Framework
10 38 (2.17%) WPF
11 37 (2.11%) CSS
12 36 (2.05%) HTML5
13 35 (2.00%) Node.js
14 31 (1.77%) React
15 29 (1.65%) LDAP
16 27 (1.54%) REST
17 25 (1.43%) Velocity
18 24 (1.37%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 23 (1.31%) jQuery
20 22 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 222 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 70 (3.99%) Data Centre
4 61 (3.48%) User Experience
5 46 (2.62%) Fixed Income
6 35 (2.00%) NHS
7 29 (1.65%) Derivative
8 28 (1.60%) Public Cloud
9 27 (1.54%) Cloud Native
9 27 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
10 26 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 24 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.37%) Hedge funds
11 24 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
12 23 (1.31%) Social Media
13 20 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (1.03%) Private Cloud
15 17 (0.97%) Clustering
15 17 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (0.97%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 558 (31.83%) Windows
2 186 (10.61%) Windows 10
3 172 (9.81%) Windows Server
4 157 (8.96%) Linux
5 95 (5.42%) Windows 7
6 94 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 68 (3.88%) Windows Server 2016
9 43 (2.45%) Apple iOS
10 42 (2.40%) Android
11 34 (1.94%) Unix
12 20 (1.14%) Windows Server 2019
13 19 (1.08%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.68%) VMS
16 11 (0.63%) Mac OS X
17 9 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
18 8 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.40%) CentOS
19 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (16.09%) DevOps
3 268 (15.29%) Business Intelligence
4 266 (15.17%) Migration
5 199 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
6 165 (9.41%) Analytics
7 146 (8.33%) Scrum
8 137 (7.82%) ITIL
9 112 (6.39%) ETL
10 111 (6.33%) Data Modelling
10 111 (6.33%) Project Management
11 106 (6.05%) Decision-Making
12 103 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
13 100 (5.70%) CRM
14 97 (5.53%) Change Management
15 89 (5.08%) Test Automation
16 87 (4.96%) Project Delivery
17 84 (4.79%) Microservices
18 83 (4.73%) Stakeholder Management
19 82 (4.68%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 429 (24.47%) SQL
2 266 (15.17%) C#
3 229 (13.06%) PowerShell
4 147 (8.39%) Python
5 109 (6.22%) Java
6 100 (5.70%) JavaScript
7 96 (5.48%) T-SQL
8 49 (2.80%) Bash Shell
9 39 (2.22%) VBA
10 34 (1.94%) R
10 34 (1.94%) VB
11 30 (1.71%) PHP
12 28 (1.60%) C++
13 27 (1.54%) C
14 24 (1.37%) TypeScript
15 21 (1.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 21 (1.20%) VBScript
16 19 (1.08%) Perl
17 16 (0.91%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 198 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 167 (9.53%) SC Cleared
3 104 (5.93%) Degree
4 68 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 40 (2.28%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.71%) MCSE
7 29 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 20 (1.14%) CISSP
9 20 (1.14%) Master's Degree
10 18 (1.03%) CCNA
11 17 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
11 17 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (0.86%) ISTQB
13 14 (0.80%) MCSA
14 13 (0.74%) PMI Certification
15 12 (0.68%) CCNP
15 12 (0.68%) ISEB
16 11 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
17 10 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.57%) QA
2 37 (2.11%) SLA
3 32 (1.83%) GDPR
4 22 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (1.03%) PMO
6 17 (0.97%) Data Quality
7 13 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 13 (0.74%) WCAG
8 7 (0.40%) COBIT
8 7 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
8 7 (0.40%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 7 (0.40%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.23%) P3O
10 3 (0.17%) Basel III
10 3 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
10 3 (0.17%) HIPAA
10 3 (0.17%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.17%) MiFID
10 3 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 393 (22.42%) Active Directory
2 116 (6.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (5.65%) Docker
4 52 (2.97%) XenApp
5 42 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 34 (1.94%) XenDesktop
8 27 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
10 24 (1.37%) vSphere
11 13 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
12 12 (0.68%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.29%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 4 (0.23%) NFS
17 3 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.17%) vCloud
18 2 (0.11%) Terminal Services
18 2 (0.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 142 (8.10%) SCCM
2 84 (4.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 81 (4.62%) Kubernetes
4 78 (4.45%) Ansible
5 60 (3.42%) Terraform
6 37 (2.11%) SCOM
7 27 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (1.48%) Puppet
9 25 (1.43%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (0.91%) WSUS
11 13 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (0.68%) Nagios
13 10 (0.57%) vMotion
14 9 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
14 9 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
15 7 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
15 7 (0.40%) QRadar
16 6 (0.34%) AirWatch
16 6 (0.34%) Backup Exec
16 6 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 174 (9.93%) VMware
2 112 (6.39%) Oracle
3 102 (5.82%) Citrix
4 99 (5.65%) Cisco
5 67 (3.82%) Google
6 65 (3.71%) SAP
7 61 (3.48%) Databricks
8 60 (3.42%) Tableau
9 47 (2.68%) HP
10 41 (2.34%) Splunk
11 29 (1.65%) Adobe
11 29 (1.65%) ServiceNow
12 28 (1.60%) Bloomberg
13 27 (1.54%) EMC
14 26 (1.48%) NetApp
15 23 (1.31%) Dell
15 23 (1.31%) DevExpress
16 20 (1.14%) McAfee
17 18 (1.03%) Apple
17 18 (1.03%) RedGate